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increase by leaps and bounds

Fig. to increase or grow by large increments. (See also gain by leaps and bounds.) The price of our stock is increasing by leaps and bounds.
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increase in something

to grow or expand in some quality. He increased in stature and wisdom. The tree increased in size every year.
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increase something by something

to enlarge something by an amount or degree. They increased the size of the house by two hundred square feet. The engine size on the new model has been increased by a small amount.
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increase something (from something) (to something)

to enlarge something from something to something bigger; to enlarge something from one size to a larger size. We plan to increase sales from four million to six million dollars. I increased my bid to two thousand from one thousand.

on the increase

Growing, especially in frequency of occurrence, as in Violent crime is on the increase. [Mid-1700s]
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on the increase

Increasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase.
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Nay more, in proportion as the use of machinery and division of labour increases, in the same proportion the burden of toil also increases, whether by prolongation of the working hours, by increase of the work exacted in a given time or by increased speed of the machinery, etc.
But when she awoke and inaugurated the machine-civilization, her productive power had been enormously increased.
In their desperation they ravaged the farms for food, and the consequent tumult and anarchy in the country districts but increased the woes of the poor expropriated farmers.
Look at the most vigorous species; by as much as it swarms in numbers, by so much will its tendency to increase be still further increased.
If civilization is to spread itself, and production is to be increased, the people must be made to understand the way in which the interests of the individual harmonize with national interests which resolve themselves into facts, interests, and principles.
Yet this provision is greatly increased, beyond what is really necessary, by folly and vanity, which create abundantly more wants than nature.
Apart from such exceptions, he resolved upon an increased outlay only where there was a surplus, and in making such an outlay he went into the minutest details, and insisted on getting the very best for his money; so that by the method on which he managed his affairs, it was clear that he was not wasting, but increasing his substance.
These volumes were my study day and night, and my familiarity with them increased that regret which I had felt, as a child, on learning that my father's dying injunction had forbidden my uncle to allow me to embark in a seafaring life.
Because this rise has been far too rapid to implicate any genetic basis for change, various environmental factors and lifestyle factors have been proposed, and most recently the "hygiene hypothesis" has been explored extensively (Bach 2002) as an explanation for increased asthma prevalence.
Similarly large increases were recorded in county health system payrolls, which increased from approximately $1.
In the property crime category, motor vehicle theft increased 5.
A companion report, REBNY's Cooperative Report, found that the number of cooperative sales increased 47% from last year to 1,229 sales.
The applicable credit amount and the applicable exclusion amount are periodically increased over a nine-year period, maximizing in 2006 at $345,800 and $1 million, respectively.
As Chairman Leach noted in his letter of invitation, consumer delinquencies on nonmortgage debt have increased in recent periods, and bankruptcy filings could well exceed I million in 1996.
Dow Plastics increased off-list prices for several of its epoxy resin and hardener products, as of June 1.
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